Nov 19, 2021

Brazil: Amazon sees worst deforestation levels in 15 years

Image source, AFP. Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest has hit its highest levels in over 15 years, official data shows. At November's climate conference in Glasgow, Brazil was among a number of nations who signed a major deal to end and reverse the practice. 'We want people to know the real Brazil,' he said, adding that 90% of the forest is still preserved. Well, these latest figures reveal the real Brazil - a country whose government has from the very beginning talked up the opportunities in developing the Amazon and at the same time, belittled environmental concerns. Jair Bolsonaro didn't turn up to COP26 but his delegation wanted to go to Glasgow and convince the world that people were wrong about Brazil - it even said it would move forward its commitment to ending deforestation by 2028.But with numbers like these, who can believe Jair Bolsonaro now?

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